I just got word of another friend in need of prayers and thought I would share with everyone some of my prayer list. The more prayers the better :)! Today my friend Clay Sadler was taken to the hospital and had to get his appendix removed. From what I understand he is doing fine. Please pray for him that he has a speedy recovery and is back to the same old Claybe in no time. A couple of other people who have been on my mind a lot recently are Corey Williams, Melinda Goggins and Donna Brown. They are very sweet friends of mine from back home who are all going through chemo right now. I am so impressed by their attitudes and such good hearts. Melinda always has everyone laughing and is probably the funniest woman I know and Corey impresses me time and time again with his love and complete devotion to the Lord. They are amazing christians and know God will help them in their times of need. My best friend Azleigh and her family are in the process of moving and trying to find a home in Florence, Alabama. As exciting as it is I know it is also very stressful. Please pray for them. Add me to the list as well. I can always use everyone's prayers. I believe all young people can though! I have many in mind. I pray that we all come together, lean upon one another and keep the Lord as our focus and his word as our guide. I pray for christian homes and unity! We are the future church. Wonderful news... We have had several new converts recently. Please pray for Kristie Gibson, Austin and Evan Caraway, Jordan Lawson, Keith Marschall, Lantz Plyler, Josh Hinds and those all over who are now children of God so that they may continue to grow in the Lord and live a faithful christian life. A special prayer would be appreciated for Josh Hinds. While he was on military leave this past week he studied with me and Brother Hastings and was baptized Friday evening! He left Saturday to go back to Tenn where is stationed until he is out of the army in November. He found a local church in the same city where he is now which is wonderful news but prayers would be appreciated that he stays faithful and strong in the Lord while he is off on his own. We also have had several babies born and those who are expecting! Healthy babies Ava and Madison have arrived and both have very proud parents :)! Kimberly Borders is pregnant with baby Will and is due very soon. Pray that she will have a safe delivery. My sister Hollie is also expecting and due in November. I am personally very excited about that :) :)! I can't wait to be an aunt to baby Kaylee Rose! Much more is on my mind but I'd be sitting here typing all day if I wrote it all out. Thanks for taking the time to read this and for the prayers!
This past year wasn't quite what I expected it to be to say the least. The devil is constantly trying to get in our lifes and tempt us to bring us down and away from the Lord. He walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet 5:8). I've had that scripture memorized for as long as I can remember and I've always believed it! I didn't realize how easy it is to get caught up in the sins of this world however until recently. It's hard being teenagers and Christians in this world but we have to stay strong, involve ourselves with the right people, meditate on good things, pray, trust in the Lord and always, ALWAYS keep him first (Phil 4:8). When the good Lord is 1st and where he belongs in our lifes everything else will fall into place. It is always best to trust in the Lord rather than put confidence in man (Psalm 118:8). The Lord will always be there for you. I am just thankful that we have such a forgiving Lord who is abundant in love and mercy. No sin is too big to be fixed or forgiven and for that I am extremely thankful. Time heals all wounds.
A country song comes to mind that within it says you find out who your friends are... At your low point and the time you need help the most you without a doubt find out who your true friends are. I have friends that I know no matter what they will always help me and be there for me, tell me things I need to hear even though I may not want to hear it and guide me in the right direction. That's a true friend. I am so blessed to have friends and family like that that I love and appreciate so much... I don't know if I can stress that enough.
With that all being said, life is much better. I am very blessed and loved. I am focusing on bettering myself and becoming that virtuous woman I read about in Proverbs. I'm looking at the big picture, pleasing the Lord, getting to heaven and taking as many souls as I can wth me. My two younger brothers Austin and Evan were baptized Sunday evening at 9 o'clock. :) It's never too late a time to be baptized. Earlier after our evening services two young people were baptized, we were all of course so happy! When we got home my brother Austin was very quiet and said he knew the truth and knew he needed to be baptized. We called brother Don and met him at the church building. We all piled up in the suburban and on the way Evan as well expressed his desire to become a Christian. We were all so pleased. That was the best decision they'd ever make in their life! Such an encouragement.
School starts August 24th, the day after my 20th birthday! I've finally decided what I'm wanting to do. I will be taking a 4 month long program at Traviss Tech to be a HUC (Health Unit Coordinator). I'm very excited and Lord willing by the beginning of next year I will be able to start my career.
We'll be heading up to Alabama soon after Austin's tournament games are over for a much needed vacation. Hopefully we'll be able to stay for a few weeks. I can't wait to see everyone. Hollie especially since she's pregnant... I can't wait to see her belly :)and how she's doing! I miss my Azleigh and Alex too oh so much! I know I'll have a blast with the two of them like always!
Pretty long entry but I guess it was needed. I hope you all are doing well and having a good week!
Prayers would be appreciated.
Please and thank you!
real post soon...
Black Friday shopping
uh lets not talk about it that one
first NFL game for me
named Sunny Day!